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ZIP Code 02538

Primary City:East Wareham, MA (View All Cities)
County: Plymouth County
Timezone: Eastern (4:53pm)
Coordinates:41.78, -70.65
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02538

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02538. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 02538. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02538, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
East Wareham, MA
Acceptable:
E Wareham

Stats and Demographics for the 02538 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02538 is located in east Massachusetts and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02538 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02538 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,603
Population Density 792 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,739
Median Home Value $232,700
Land Area 4.55 sq mi
Water Area 0.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,420
Median Household Income $48,402

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1119911214110911310896123166155139111624732269
Female95101115120126110981161441791691471047145413033
Total20620022726123522320621226734532428621513392735642

Gender

 Male 1,759 49%
 Female 1,844 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,154 87.5%
 Black Or African American 115 3.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 32 0.9%
 Asian 32 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 142 3.9%
 Two Or More Races 125 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner181161923292731357727
Renter246057533115103
Total421762493823041508730

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 630 44%
 Single Guardian 311 22%
 Singles 370 26%
 Singles With Roommate 109 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 928 65%
 Households with Kids 492 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2324271518211820222722252117322829322020
Female1924172624271910212821182325302624241626
Total4248444142483730435543434442625453563646

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02538 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02538 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1970s. Looking at 02538 real estate data, the median home value of $232,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 02538 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 02538 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02538 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,588 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 15 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 913 53%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 254 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 253 15%
 Households Vacant 319 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 17 5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 50 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 230 72%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 22 7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 17 8%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 99 47%
 3+ Bedroom 95 45%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $48,402 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02538 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 02538 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 02538 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 815 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 759 30%
 No Earnings 960 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 815 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 759 30%
 No Earnings 960 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,280 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 52 4%
 Worked at Home 13 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 153 14%
 High School Graduate 704 64%
 Associate's degree 102 9%
 Bachelor's degree 97 9%
 Master's degree 44 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 492 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 57 9%
 Not Enrolled in School 78 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02538

ZIP Code 02538 is in the Wareham School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02538.

East Wareham School
27 Depot St
East Wareham, MA 02538
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wareham School District

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